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Perrotta, Tom 1961-

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The leftovers by Tom Perrotta( Book )

74 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if--whoosh, right now, with no explanation--a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That's what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened--not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children. Kevin Garvey, Mapleton's new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin's own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin's teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she's definitely not the sweet 'A' student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he's distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start. With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss"--Provided by publisher
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Book )

46 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young suburban parents, including a stay-at-home dad, a former feminist, and an over-structured mom, finds its sleepy existence shattered when a convicted child molester moves back into town and two of the parents have an affair
The abstinence teacher by Tom Perrotta( Book )

42 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. She believes that pleasure is good, shame is bad, and knowledge is power. Ruth's younger daughter's soccer coach is Tim Mason, who belongs to The Tabernacle, an evangelical Christian church that doesn't approve of Ruth's style of teaching. When a controversy on the soccer field pushes the two of them to actually talk to each other, they are forced to take each other at something other than face value
Mrs. Fletcher : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Book )

34 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night--Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve's son Brendan--a jock and aspiring frat boy--discovers that his new campus isn't nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure of who they are or where they belong"--
Little Children by Todd Field( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Pierce is a new stay at home mom struggling with the solitude of her new role. Spending every moment with a three year old tests the patience of the one-time English scholar. One day, at a local playground, she interacts with a group of moms and the differences are clear. They embrace motherhood and seem to relish all that their new role brings. One day, Brad, a stay at home dad brings his son to the playground. Sarah is amazed to find these mom have never talked to Brad and one of the women bets Sarah five dollars that she won't get his phone number. Sarah not only gets his phone number, but he lets him in on the joke and they hug and kiss. Emasculated by his wife, Kathy, Brad becomes slightly obsessed with finding ways to demonstrate he can still produce testosterone. Soon, Sarah and Brad start a passionate affair. At the same time, their quiet suburban community deals with Ronnie, a convicted pedophile who has just been released from prison. He returns to his mother's home and she helps him endure the constant taunts of an overzealous neighbor. These lives intersect in surprising and potentially dangerous ways
Joe College by Tom Perrotta( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many Ivy League college students, spring break means a raucous road trip to a spot in the sun. For Danny, a Yale junior, the spring of 1982 means two weeks in central New Jersey behind the wheel of his dad's lunch truck, the "Roach Coach." But Danny can use the time with the coffee urn to try to make sense of a love life that's gotten a little complicated."--Jacket
Nine inches : stories by Tom Perrotta( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories focuses on suburban nuclear families, including "Senior Season," "Nine Inches" and "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face."
The wishbones by Tom Perrotta( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wacky novel on a New Jersey band whose players are unusual characters. The hero is Dave, a courier during the week and a guitarist on weekends. After proposing marriage to his high school sweetheart of 15 years, Dave promptly falls for another woman. Another player is writing a musical on the JFK assassination. By the author of Bad Haircut
Election : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-school presidential election, contested by a hunky football hero and a sex bomb. The novel describes the intrigues of the students and the teachers on behalf of the candidates. By the author of The Wishbones
Leftovers by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if--whoosh, right now, with no explanation--a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That's what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened--not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children. Kevin Garvey, Mapleton's new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin's own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin's teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she's definitely not the sweet "A" student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he's distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start. With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss
The leftovers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Mapleton thrown into chaos at the close of season one, season two finds many of its residents searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey retires as police chief and moves his newly formed family to a small Texas town that seems to have been spared from the event that shook the rest of the world
The best American short stories 2012 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The leftovers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two percent of the world's population has disappeared. Was it the Rapture? A mass murder? Cult suicides? Aliens? Based on Tom Perrotta's bestselling novel, the series follows Kevin Garvey, police chief and father of two in Mapletown, New York, three years after the mysterious event. As Garvey struggles to grieve for his losses, rebuild his life, and regain a sense of normalcy within the community, the world around him grows ever stranger
The best American short stories, 2005 by Michael Chabon( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to cope with his biggest personal regret and the inability to make a decisive call on the field. Thomas McGuane's "Old Friends" examines the intersection of shared history and obligation, while Joyce Carol Oates meditates on the inescapable bonds of family in "Cousins." In "Stone Animals," Kelly Link takes a chilling look at a family spiraling beyond control in the surreal landscape of their new home. By turns humorous, poignant, and profound, the stories of 2005 add up to an eclectic installment of this anthology."--Jacket
The abstinence teacher : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Ramsey, the human sexuality teacher at the local high school, butts heads with the soccer coach, Tim Mason, a former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night, Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence
Bad haircut : stories of the seventies by Tom Perrotta( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonist is Buddy, a teenager from New Jersey, and the stories follow his progress from an idealistic boy scout to a conformist giving in to peer pressure. A tale of growing up
The leftovers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel about life in a small town after many of its residents vanished in a Rapture-like event. In the third season, the Garvey and Murphy families come together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to better explain what defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappily married Sarah passes her days at the local playground with her three-year-old daughter. When happily unemployed Todd (also married) and Sarah meet, their attraction is immediate. They begin a passionate affair just as their suburban utopia is rattled by the arrival of registered sex offender Ronald James McGorvey. With McGorvey in town, disgusted parents wonder if any of their little children will be safe
Election by Alexander Payne( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Flick (Witherspoon), a straight-A go-getter is determined to be president of Carver High's student body. Popular teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) decides to derail Tracy's obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate. Mr. M. never imagines that stopping Tracy is like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube
 
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Tom Perrotta Amerikaans schrijver

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Tom Perrotta écrivain et scénariste américain

Tom Perrotta scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Tom Perrotta US-amerikanischer Autor und Drehbuchschreiber

Перротта, Том 1961-

Том Перротта

تام پروتا نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

페로타, 톰 1961-

汤姆·佩罗塔

湯姆·培羅塔

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